Living in a Land of Confusion

The other day, I heard Land of Confusion by Genesis for the first time. I thought Disturbed was the original author behind the music until I heard this rendition.

Genesis Version

Disturbed Version

I was pleasantly surprised when I heard the Genesis version. The vocals are spot on and it’s got a neat beat to the song. However, the video is trippy and hard to grasp. On the other hand, the Disturbed video is easier to grasp with a super hero to take out The Man.

With that out-of-the-way, the lyrics themselves are timeless. Unfortunately, I think they’ll continue to be relevant for years to come. Here are the lyrics from AZLyrics.com.

“Land Of Confusion”

I must’ve dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
But I can hear the marching feet
They’re moving into the street.

Now did you read the news today
They say the danger’s gone away
But I can see the fire’s still alight
There burning into the night.

There’s too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

Ooh Superman where are you now
When everything’s gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, the men of power
Are losing control by the hour.

This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But there’s not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

I remember long ago –
Ooh when the sun was shining
Yes and the stars were bright
All through the night
And the sound of your laughter
As I held you tight
So long ago –

I won’t be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
We’re not just making promises
That we know, we’ll never keep.

Too many men
There’s too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.

Now this is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth fighting for.

This is the world we live in
And these are the names we’re given
Stand up and let’s start showing
Just where our lives are going to.

One thought on “Living in a Land of Confusion

  1. In order to grasp/understand what the original Genesis video is all about, you’ll need to look up Spitting Image (a hilarious British political satire TV series from the 1980s). Check out a few YouTube videos of it. :)

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